Crescent ♑ Capricorn
New Moon is the lunar phase on . Surface of the Moon disc is not illuminated. The 1 day young Moon is in ♑ Capricorn.
* The exact date and time of this New Moon phase is on 14 December 2001 at 20:48 UTC.
Moon rises at sunrise and sets at sunset. It's part facing the Earth is completely in shadow.
Moon is passing first ∠1° of ♑ Capricorn tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc is not visible from Earth. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1838" and ∠1950".
Next Full Moon is the Cold Moon of December 2001 after 14 days on 30 December 2001 at 10:41.
There is high New Moon ocean tide on this date. Combined Sun and Moon gravitational tidal force working on Earth is strong, because of the Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.
At 20:47 on this date the Moon completes the old and enters a new synodic month with lunation 24 of Meeus index or 977 from Brown series.
The length of the lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 41 minutes. It is 1 hour and 31 minutes shorter than the next lunation's length. The lengths of the following synodic months are going to increasing with the true anomaly getting closer to the value it has at the point of New Moon at apogee (∠180°).
The length of the current synodic month is 3 hours and 57 minutes longer than the mean synodic month length. It is 3 hours and 6 minutes shorter compared to 21st century's longest synodic month length.
The true anomaly is ∠86.2°. At the beginning of the next synodic month the true anomaly is going to be ∠123.9°.
8 days after point of perigee on 6 December 2001 at 22:48 in ♌ Leo. The lunar orbit is getting widen, while the Moon is moving away from the Earth. It will keep this direction over the next 6 days, until the Moon reaches the point of next apogee on 21 December 2001 at 13:02 in ♓ Pisces.
The Moon is 390 009 km (242 340 mi) away from Earth and getting further over the next 6 days until the point apogee when Earth-Moon distance is going to be 404 634 km (251 428 mi).
Moon is in descending node in ♐ Sagittarius at 04:32 crossing the ecliptic from North to South to meet ascending node 14 days later on 29 December 2001 at 14:51 in ♊ Gemini.
13 days since the beginning of current draconic month in ♊ Gemini, the Moon is navigating from the middle to the last part of the cycle.
12 days since the previous standstill on 3 December 2001 at 06:54 in ♋ Cancer when the Moon has reached North declination of ∠24.246°, the lunar orbit is extending southward over the next day to face maximum declination of ∠-24.250° at the point of next southern standstill on 16 December 2001 at 07:51 in ♑ Capricorn.
The Moon is in a New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and thus forming Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy alignment.